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S. 155: Youth Financial Learning Act

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About the bill

Should more states and localities educate teenagers about finance while in the public school system?


Only five states require high school students to learn financial education or demonstrate “financial literacy” in order to graduate. Those five are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

When Champlain College recently ranked all 50 states by their financial education requirements in public schools, more than half received grades of C, D, or F.

Now a senator from Alabama — one of the five states which currently has such a requirement on the books — has introduced a bill to incentive such financial education on a federal level.

What the bill does

The Youth Financial Learning Act would create a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to reward states and municipalities which ...

Sponsor and status

Doug Jones

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alabama. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Jan 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 16, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 16, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 16, 2019

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S. 155 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 155. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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